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Volume XVIII. No. 8.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina; Friday, February 23, 1951.
Dg!ti2 Flaysd tbifey
Perquimans Girls Will
Play at 3 P. M.; Boys
' Semi-final contests in the Albe
marle Conference basketball tourna
ment, being held in the Perquimans
High School gym this week, will get
. 4-1 I a .nifltflimAAn. . nf. "t.TlTAA
o'clock when the Perquimans girl8',that there are over 30,000 legitimate
4 t n. .;0. ontlnTMl I c'aims whic have not been fild. It
Neck-Columbia game, which was play
ed Thursday afternoon. At 4:30 o'clock
the Williamston boys' team will play
the winner of the Scotland ; Neck
Ahoskie game, also played Thursday.
Two games will be played Friday
night, beginning at 7:30 P. M., when
he Plymouth girls meet the winner
of the WiMiamston-IAhoskie girls'
game. The last semi-final contest
will start at nine o'clock Friday night
when the Plymouth boys, seeded as
the. number o team, tangles with
the Perquimans Indians.
Winners of the four semi-final con
tests will play Saturday night f or the
Conference championship; the girls'
game will start at 7:30 and the boys'
.game at nine o'clock.
Pre-tournej' dope gives almost any
team in the meet equal opportunity
to capture the championship. . Wil
liamston and Plymouth boys' clubs
are rated slightly ahead of Scotland
Neck and Perqujmans while in the
girls' division Perquimans and Ply
mouth rank ahead of Ahoskie and Wil
liamston. ' - '" . .
Coach Ellie Fearing's squads di
vided a double! header at (Scotland
Neck last Friday nigHt, the girls win
ning easily over the Scotland Neck
girls. ; Symons ; was high point 'get
ter for Perquimans with 20 points.
The Scotland Neck boys handed Per-
quimana a f 46-42 V defeat. . 'Scotland
LlNeck swamped the "Indians in he sec
ond period, scoring nine points more
' 'than the Indian, while the locals out
- pto the bostteam J the final per
iod, 15-10, but failed tb'close "the'-gap
gained by Scotland Neck in the second
!: quarter. , '
In a play-off tournament; held ai
Ahoskie the first part of this week,
the Indians lost in this meet by drop
ping a 44 to 40 decision to the Cole-
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'baiu piajro ne nm w
L ICrime is big' business and' is cost
ing the, people of the. United States
; 15, billion dollars a . year" was the
opening remarks of Basil Pettie, an
agent of the Federal Bureau of In-
veetigation who. was guest speaker at
m a meeting of the Hertford Rotary Club
"on Tuesday night at the Hotel Hert-
Mr. Pettie toW the, IRotarians ofjmoney or the distribution.
the problems faced by law enforce
ment officers in combatting the big
business , of crime,: pointing out that
the problem changes ! constantly be
cause conditions also change and
criminals find new ways to try to out
smart the enforcement officers.
. " The solution to the entire problem,
Mr. Pettie stated, is to keep law en
forcement officers better trained and
equipped than the criminals. ' I
Cooperation on the part of the pub
lic plays a big part in assisting en
forcement officers to keep crime at a
. minimum, the: Eotarians were . told.
Mr. Pettie ' illustrated this point by
( .citing the solution to two bank rob
beries, which occurred in this territory
and which were solved quickly through
-Cooperation of local, state and national
'.enforcement officers, aided by rfellow
.citizens. -y :H:-yti:-' r't:-:!r '
v. (Mr1. Pettie closed his talk by advis
ing the group that the FBI is fci
;- charge of handling work connected
. with national,, defense and requested
. ..that all subversive activity known or
'suspected be reported to his office.; ,
Lions Club To Conduct
Prive For Blind Funds .
The Hertford Lions Club will con
.' duct its annual. "Be Thankful You dan
See' campaign to raise funds for aid
to' county blind starting" this week, it
- was announced today by John T. Big
r, gers, chairman of the Lions commit
tee in charge of the drive.' ! v; : ,
Mr". Biggers reported that the cam
, paign will be conducted by diredt mail;
500 envelopes, containing the cam
paign seals, will be mailed out to coun
, ty 'resiJnts late this' week, and all
- contributions will be kept in the treas
ury i of fce Hertford Lions Club to
. purchase glasses, braille books, and
elher aids for blind, persons of Per
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Filed By March 1st
World War II veterans who were
prisoners of war, or their widows,
children, or parents must file claim by
March, 1951, for the 1.00 per day
ration money due them while interned
in enemy prison camps. The final
date, March 1st, was fixed by law
and cannot be changed by the War
Claims Commission.' If you or a mem
ber of your family were held as a
prisoner of war during World War
II, you may be entitled to these spec
ial POW benefits. v
Official military records list more
than 133,000 members of the U. S.
Armed Forces, as prisoners of war.
The War Claims Commission etimates
is most urgent that these claimants
'be informed of the rights and file
claim without delay. ,
: Official claim forms and assistance
in filing the claim can be secured at
the office of County Veterans Service
Office located in Hertford it was an
nounced today by C. C Banks, Coun
ty Service Off icer.
Production of civilian items such
as autos, refrigerators, radios and TV
sets will be curtailed somewhat by an
order issued this week by the Govern
ment calling for a 20 per cent reduc
tion in, use of steel for civilian items
beginning' April 1. Manufacturers are
uncertain as to the cutback this order
will make in production but it is
agreed there will be some reduction in
s, peanut growers of North Carolina
end. Virginia, saw a ray of hope for
possible boosts in peanut , acreage by
action taken last Friday when the
Hpuse Agriculture Committee ap
proved a bill which , would direct the
Secretary of Agriculture to increase
acreage allotments in ''sufficient
strength to ' get production in line
with market demands.
United Nations troops continued
their limited offensive against Com-,
munist forces in Korea this week and
reports from the war front stated
slight territory gains were made on
all fronts. The UN troops save in
flicted heavy' manpower losses 'against
the 'Reds. One Korean report stated
General MadArthur visited the front
on an inspection trip and stated he
would not arbitrarily execute his au
thority to cross the 38th narallel with.
out giving ''Consideration to political
reasons.. ; t , . '
Opposition to the proposed bill pass
ed last week by the State Senate, al
locating highway funds to towns and
cities for street upkeep is growing
according to rports . from Raleigh.
Governor W. Kerr Scott is reported
agaihst the plan unless additional gas
oline taxes are levied, to provide the
Held Monday P.M.
Mrs. Enda Ward Roberson, 22, wife
of Carroll Roberson, died suddenly af
ter a brief illness at her home in the
Ballahack community early last Sat
urday morning. ,
' She was the daughter of Clayton
and Lessie Bunch Ward of Tyner.
(Surviving, in addition to her hus
band and parents, are one daughter,
Pamela Ward;' four brothers, Ray
mond, C. it., Robert and Berlyn
Ward; three sisters, Mrs. William Far
mer, of Edenton, Miss Barbara Ann
and Lydia Ward of Tyner. . . . V ,
Tuneral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at four o'clock at
the Center Hill Baptist Church by the
Rev. Frank Caley During the ser
vices the church choir sang "Some
time We Will Understand" and "Safe
In the Arms of Jesus." A trio, Mrs.
Joseph Byrum, Miss Irene Byrum and
the Rev. Mr. "ICale, ' sang "Rock of
Ages." wv, ,: ;;.':v '-"
(Pallbearers were James, Paul and
Clarence ' Ward, ' Samuel and A. J.
Mansfield aid Alonzo Roberson.
Interment was In Cedarwood Ceme
tery. : TRUCK DAMAGED iBY IFIRE :,
Hertford Fire Bepartmertt was call
ed out 'Monday afternoon at four
o'clock to extinguish a fire -which
damaged a transport truck owned by
the Hertford Livestock and Supply
Company. ; A short circuit in the wir
ing system of the truck caused, the
fire. The fire occurred on the Win-
fall-Elizabeth City highway, near the
Cedar Grove Church. Action of the
firemen contained the blaze to the cab
of the t.''vArv".ti;7'.
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Progress In County
Defense Wardens Are
Named .at ; Meeting
"We .are making good progress in
organizing our program in Perquimans
Count," Silas M. Whedbee, chairman
of Civilian Defense here, stated fol
lowing a meeting of the central com
mittee, held last Thursday night in
the Court House.
At this meeting reports were made
by chairmen of a number of county
committees, including the appointment
of county defense wardens by chairmen
James Snipes and Broughton Dail.
These wardens, who will serve as chair
men for their communities were:
Balvidere, S. G. Chappell, Charles
Henc, Lee Hurdle; Bethel, Emmett
Long, Charles E. White; Burgess, J.
Moody Mathews, John Chiesie; Wood
ville, William Boyce, Cecil Sawyer,
Elias Whitney; Parkville, Tom White,
Shelton Morgan; New Hope, Carson
(Banks, Ervin Turner; Snow Hill, Rob
,ert Turner, George Jackson, J. Elmer
Wood, Jr.; Beech Springs, Vernon
Perry, Joseph Perry, Anderson Lay
den; Whiteston, R. R. White, Quincy
Riddick, Bill Winslow; Y-area, Am
brose Long, Hoyard Warren, Wade
Jordan; Hertford, Ward 1, Henry
Stokes, Jake Matheys, J. W. Dillon;
Ward 2, Ray White, Julian Broughton,
Emory 'White; Ward 3, Bobby Elliott,
George iFields, Sidney Blanchard;
Ward 2, Elliott Layden and Louis Tar
kington. ' The chairmen also named R. L.
Kingsbury, H. E. Brown and King
Williams to serve as chairmen of the
. C. F. Sumner, chairman of the vol
unteer firemen reported on the pro
gress his committee is making in in
creasing fire protection for the area.
F. T. Britt reported on needs for addi
tional quJpment for Use in supplying
iw4er and light in case of an attack in
this, area..;. . l,-v .?---. i&
1 It was also' reported thait the Medi-
rl .' i i T J J 1 T. m t
cai vomiiiiuuct;, neuum ay ur. . r.
Brinn, is now compiling data regard
ing the needs for this committee and
:enfative plans are being drawn for
holding home nursing classes in this
. Mr. Whedbee told the group of the
needs for developing and maintaining
interest in Civilian Defense.
Another meeting of the Central
Committee of the Perquimans Civilian.'
Defense program will be held in the
Court House Thursday night, March
15. , ,
Draft To Cl 55
The Perquimans County Draft
Board has received two calls for men
for the month of March, it was re.
ported today by Mrs. Edna Winslow,
clerk to the Board, who stated the first
call for men is scheduled for March
5, with 26 selectees to be ordered for
The second call, for 30 men to re
port for induction, is scheduled for
This call for induction on March
7th requests the entire pool of local
selectees who have passed their pre
induction examinations. It is quite
possible, Mrs. Winslow, stated, the
local Board will be unable to fill the
induction call in full, , due to a num
ber of postponements of selectee in
ductions. However, induction orders
will be mailed shortly to those who are
to report for military service. v
The local Board also faces a handi
cap in filling calls for pre-induction
due to the large number of county
youths volunteering ,for military! ser
vice. Mrs. Winslow reported that 36
county youths had enlisted in ' the
Armed Forces up to January 31, and
these : were mostly youths between
the ages of 17 and 19, who had not re
ceived calls from- Selective Service.
As yet, no credit has been given this
county for these voluntary enlist
American Legion To
Meet Next (Thursday
The Wm.' Paul JStallings Post of the
American Legion will hold its regular
March meeting' at the- Agriculture
Building Itt Hertford next Thursday
night, March 1, at 8 o'clock.' "
Commander James Snipes stated to
day that Basil Pettie, an agent of the
FBI, will be a guest speaker at this
meeting and all members are urged to
turn out and ." hear the talk by Mr.
Pettie; "'' '' ' -..."-'''-'.'"-v - ".4
At Hertford Church
All Day n Friday
Need For More Donors
' Apparent If Quota Is
To Be Met '
All arrangements, with one excep
tion, have been made for the Febru
ary visit of the Red Cross Bloodmo
bile to this community on Friday,
February 33, it was reported today by
Edgar White, chairman of the pro
gram. The one exception which is
causing officials of the program much
concern is the reluctance on the part
of the citizens of the county to vol
unteer as blood donors.
"Perquimans County," Mr. White
states, "is being asked to furnish 180
pints of blood on this trip of the blood-
mobile, and unless additional volun
teers come forward today, we will fail
to meet this quota.'
A county recruitment committee,
composed of Paul Tucker, Hertford,
Mrs. Elmer Proctor, Bethel, J. C. Mor
gan, Parkville, Joe Nowell, Belvidere,,
and Steve Perry, New Hope, have been
working hard for the past several
weeks, to enlist additional volunteers
for this program; they' are especially
interested in securing more volunteers
from the rural areas of the county,
inasmuch as most volunteer donors in
the past have been residents of Hert
R. L. Kingsbury is serving as re
cruitment chairman for the colored
The bloodmobile will come to Hert
ford on Friday, February 23, and set
up headquarters at the Hertford Bap
tist Church. Committee members will
be on hand to assist the bloodmobile
staff with the work connected with
the collection of blood, and individuals,
who have not been contacted to serve
a a volunteer blood donor will be
Upgistered if they apply at the church
4 In view of the dire need for thiSj
blood to be available to local citizens,
tfri with the added responsibility, of
supplying' , blood,." blood plasma and
other blood derivatives to the U. N.
forces in Korea, it is felt by program
officials here that this program is def
initely worthwhile, tested and proven
to be a benefit both in medical terms
and financially, to all in this county.
They respectfully urge you to do your
part in supporting this worthwhile pro-
Nine Cases Heard
In Recorder's Court
A varied docket consisting of nine
cases was disposed of in Perquimans
Recorder's Court in session here this
week. ;' o
Billicent Brooks, Emelio Demarco,
Robert E. Thornas and Antonio Bonuo
mo, each charged with speeding, en
tered pleas of guilty and paid the
costs of court.
; Fred Gallop, Negro, was ordered to
pay a fine of $10 and costs after en
tering a plea of guilty to a charge
of driving with insufficient brakes.
James Ellison,, charged with driving
wi'th invalid license plates, entered a
plea of guilty and paid a fine of $10
and costs of court. .
Mutt Reed, Negro, wa3 fined $2 and
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of being drunk and dis
orderly. iFleet Cooper, Negro, charged with
assaulting his wife, and resisting an
officed, entered a plea of guilty. He
was sentenced to jail for 30 days, sen
tence to be suspended upon payment
of a fine of $50 and costs.
Leslie Winslow, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to possession of non
tax paid liquor for the purpose of sale.
He was ordered to pay a fine of ?25
Held Thursday ....
' Mrs. Maude Bell Copeland, 57, died
at 2:50 o'clock Wednesday morning in
Albemarle Hospital following a ling
ering illness. "'';,"-f:r '
She was the daughter of the late
George and Emily ISpruill ' Squires
and wife of, the late AlexandeV Cope
land. She was a member of the Beth
lehem Church. '. : . ' ' .. v
Surviving are one sort. Lander J.
Copeland of Norfolk; three daughters,
Mrs. Kermit Lane and ! Miss Cecilia
Copeland of Hertford, and Miss Mary
Elizabeth Copeland of Norfolk; two
grandchildren, Kermit Lane, Jr.. and
Add Lane. ' . - ,
funeral services were conducted at
four o'clock Thursday afternoon at
the Lynch Funeral Home. Burial fol-
,lowed in Cedarwood Cemetery. ,
The Parent-Teachers Association of
the Hertford Grammar School enter
tained at a dinner last Thursday even
ing at the home of Mrs. J. H. White
honoring the grammar school teach
ers and a few other guests. The home
was beautifully decorated with red and
white carnations and white snapdrag
ons carrying out the Valentine colors,
and lighted candles burned through
out the lower floor.
Mrs. W. C. Cherry, president of the
P. T. A., met the guests at the door
and presented each guest with a cor
sage of red carnations. The other
guests present, besides Mrs. Cherry,
were Mr. and Mrs. J, T. Biggers, Mr.
and Mrs. E. 'C. Woodard, Mr. and Mrs.
R. C. David, Julian White, Misses
Thelma Elliott, Ruth Elliott, Dorothy
Maynard, Mary Sumner, Mesdames P.
C. Chappell, Cecil White, John Cos-
ten, Jenkins Walters and R. M. Rid
dick. Assisting Mrs. White in ser
ving the dinner was Mrs. G. R. Tucker.
PMA Opens Drive To
Sign 200 Units For
Officials of the Perquimans County
Production and Marketing Adminis
tration this week opened a campaign
to sign a sufficient number of farmers
to insure continuation of Multiple
Crop Insurance in this county. :
A minimum of 200 units participat
ing in the program is needtd in order
for the program to be continued in
Perquimans after this year.
Multiple Crop Insurance is a low
cost protection, offered only to farm
ers of Perquimans County, and cov
ers the major crops of corn, cotton,
peanuts and soybeans. The program
has been in operation here for sev
eral years but the drive started this
week is aimed at acquainting more
Vsnd more farmers with the program
administered for their benefit.
The drive being conducted by the
local PMA will continue through April
1, which is the deadline for securing
the minimum number of units needed
to guarantee continuation of the pro-
A large number of farmers who
have participated in the program and
business houses in Hertford who rec
ognize the protection offered any
business by an insurance program
have endorsed the Multiple Crop In
surance plan and are recommending
it to their fellow farmers.
Baptists Hold Open
House For Dulings
Members of the Hertford Baptist
Church held open house on Wednes
day night of last week in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Duling. The
affair was held in the auditorium of
the church following the regular
nrayer meetinjr service. The Rev. Mr.
Dulinir, pastor of the church for the
past five years, recently resigned to
become nublic relations director of
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll R. Holmes wel
comed the guests at the door and Mrs.
M. J. Gregory presided over' the regis
try. Mrs. I. A. Ward and Mrs. V. N.
Darden presided at the punch bowl and
p group of young girls served sand
wiches, cookies, salted nuts and candies.-
Immediately following the prayer
service, Mr. and Mrs. Duling were
presented a handsome silver service, a
gift from the church membership,
with C. R. Holmes making the speech
of presentation. Holmes paid high
tribute to the retiring pastor, with
special emphasis on the progress of
the church during Mr. Duling's pas
torate. Mr. Duling in accepting the gift on
the part of himself and Mrs. Duling,
spoke feelingly of the loyalty and co
operation he has received from the
church membership during his entire
term as pastor, expressing regret that
circumstances made it necessary for
him to' work in another field at this.
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State Tax Official
In Hertford Mar. 1-7
Announcement was made here this
week that Harry Losran. of Elizabeth
City, a. representative of the North
Carolina Revenue Department will be
in Hertford March 1,,2, 5, 6 and 7, for
the purpose of assisting local residents
with filing State income and intangi
ble tax forms.
Mr. Logan will be located in the of
fice of the Hertford Police Depart-
ment, and county residents desiring
assistance with state forms are asked
to contact him at this location between
the hours of 9 A. M., and 6 P, M. .
To Open Roll Call :
Here March 1st
V. V. White to Direct
Campaign;' Quota Is
Set at $1,317 .'
iPerquimans County's chapter of the
American Red Cross will open ita an
nual roll call campaign here on March '
1, it was announced today by Robert
Hollowell, chapter chairman, who"
stated that W. W. (Bill) White has
been named as County Campaign Di
rector. Assisting Mr.' White with the drive
will be Mrs. J. H. Bagley, wh will
serve as chairman of collections for-
the white residential area of Hert- -ford;
J. H. Towe, chairman for collec
tions in business areas; Mrs. Nina B.
White, chairman of Collections in
white rural areas.
J. H. Tucker will ssvve as chairman
foi the colored division for the entire
Each of these co-chairmen 'will be
assisted by a number of solicitors, to
be appointed this week, and whose
names will be announced in the next
issue of this newspaper.
Mr. White stated today that the
county quota for the Red Cross fujid
this year is $1,317. A figure slighjly
under the goal for last year. The re
duction in the quota for 1951 is due,
Mr. White said, to a balance now on
hand in the chapter treasury.
As usual, solicitors in the campaign
will be requested to make a house to
house canvass, enlisting the aid of all
residents in helping to put Perquim
ans County over the top in the fund
The county committee is hopeful .of
conducting' a concentrated drive which
will reach the county quota within a
short time, although the Red Cross
Roll Call runs through tha entire
month of March, the local Chapter
hopes to conclude its drive before the
end of the month..
County residents are urged to con
tribute generously to the campaign,
and to assist te volunteer solicitors
by having contributions ready when
the solicitor calls at the home, thus
saving the solicitor extra work -by
having to make return trips to some
"America the Beautiful" was the
opening song for the Perquimans
Central Grammar School Parent
Teacher Association at the February
Devotional was conducted by J. L.
Delaney. A sold, Beautiful Hands''
was rendered by Edward Jordan, with
Mrs. Percy Trueblood accompanying
at the piano.
Dr. B. B. McGuire, District Health '
Officer, spoke on "A Sound Body, al
so mentioning the importance of a
sound mind. He illustrated his re
marks with diagrams and charts. The
four main factors discussed in insur
ing a sound body were the teeth, ton
sils and ad&ioids, ears and eyes.
'A Founders' Day collection was
taken amounting to $5.15. , .
Minutes were read and approved
and the State PTA president's mes
sage was read.
A nominating committee, slated to V
report at the April meeting, was com- ,
posed of the following:
Mrs. A. R. Cook, chairman, Merrill
Winslow, Mrs. Charlie Rogerson, Mrs.
Charlie Umphlett and Mrs. Delvin
The president announced an execu
tive meeting to be held at the school
on March 1 at 2:30.
A study group meeting will be held
at the home' of Mra. Elwood White
on "Monday, February 26 at 7:30.
Whiteston community will have
charge , of the next meeting, the topic
being "A Sound, Mind," with Mrs.
Tom . Riddick as .chairman.
Appeal for donors to the Blood Bank
were made to people between the
ages of 18-60. , "
Third and fourth grades, Mrs. Grace
Ward, teacher, won the : attendance
INJURED IN ACCIDENT
George. Parker, elderly Hertford
man, suffered a broken hip when he .
was striick by a car, driven by John
Dixon, Jr., near the intersection of
Church and Market streets last Sat-
urday afternoon. .Witnesses to the
accident told Highway Patrolman B. R.
Inscoe that the accident was unavoid-'
able. Parker was taken to the Albe- v;
marie Hospital for treatment. .V;-V r:.
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